This is the new Shelby Mustang Super Snake, which is now based on the latest Ford Mustang currently on sale in the United States. If you felt the stock car was a little too lethargic in terms of performance, here’s the solution.

Prices start at US$113,445, which includes a base Mustang GT coupe as well. For the money, a supercharger is slapped onto the 5.0 litre V8 so it now makes 710 hp. However, if you’re willing to pay a little more, you’ll get a Whipple unit along with a polish finish for the engine, bringing the figure to over 800 hp. In this configuration, the 0-96 km/h sprint (0-60 mph) takes just 3.5 seconds,

The big jump in power (+340 hp) requires other components to be upgraded as well, so there’s a new cooling system that includes a radiator, aluminium tank and heat exchanger. Performance half shafts are also included along with a one-piece drive shaft for cars with a manual transmission – a short throw shifter is thrown (pun) in too. Cars ordered with an automatic gearbox will get a transmission cooler instead.

On the handling side of things, a Brembo brake system (six piston front, four piston rear), performance tyres and a Ford Performance track handling pack are added. The last item can be replaced with an optional Penske track suspension system.

Visually, Shelby engineered body components ensure that the people around you know what you have. The package includes a new front fascia assembly, hood, grille, rockers, front splitter, rear spoiler, rear tail panel and diffuser. Pay a little more and you can add on a wide body kit along with more painted stripes. The wheels are 20-inch forged aluminium units that are available in two finishes.